3 Things YOU Can Do to Avoid Catching the Flu
First you have to understand the Flu Vaccine has more risks and damage it will do to you than it does “prevention”. Don’t let the media campaigns wear you down into getting “stuck”. Don’t be pressured by your job or coworkers, tell them you “opt out”. I know plenty of pharmacists that NEVER take the vaccine for them or their family although they give it to hundreds as part of their “job”. (What a conflict, glad I don’t have that philosophical issue!). I have never had a Flu or Shingles vaccine and never will. My children were not vaccinated when they were born or in school back in the 90’s and are very healthy adults now. Not to mention they hardly missed any school due to illness. They were always healthy while all their vaccinated friends were out regularly in the cold and flu season!
So what can you do to strengthen your immune system and body to stay healthy?
- Hydration is crucial. Bottled or filtered water, 48 to 64 oz per day depending on your size and activity level. Coffee, teas, even herbal tea are not hydration. Water, water, water…and nothing but water. Regular water is my favorite not enhanced vitamin water or alkaline water and definitely not reversed osmosis water. RO water and distilled waters have less of the organic minerals that you need. Alkaline water an mess up your digestion so don’t drink it with meal if you drink it, drink in 1 to 2 hours away from consuming any food. You need water to run all the chemical reactions in your body including your immune system.
- Reduce stress, chill out take some needed “me time”. Warm baths with essential oils for relaxation and immune stimulation work well. I like Lavender, Peppermint, Oregano, Roman Chamomile, Orange, and Lemon oils. (Sounds like a soup base!) Myrrh and Frankincense work well too but can be expensive. Epsom salt and baking soda work when you have muscle or joint pain , 24 oz of Epsom salt and 8 oz of baking soda to regular sized bath tube of hot water. The baking soda is to help with water hardness, making the magnesium salts more absorbable.
- Regular nervous system check-ups. Chiropractic and Nutrition Response Testing are the two best, most proven therapies to check for, find and fix nervous system irritation and organ weaknesses/nutritional deficiencies. Your nervous system controls everything! Every cell, every molecule gets its orders from through your nervous system. Chiropractors are specifically trained to find and remove physical nerve irritations called subluxations. Nutritional testing using the Nutrition Response Testing method based on kinesiological reflexes helps me find and support any tissue weakness returning it back to normal or health status. If your immune system is getting the messages through a nervous system that is subluxation-free and the nerves and organs are strong because you have the proper support and a good diet for you then you will most likely avoid the flu this and every season that you continue these healthy habits.
So see your chiropractor and Nutrition Response Doctor today. I of course use both these approaches in my office to help all my patients, young and old stay healthy and avoid the flu and all other adverse conditions as much as possible. Since I combined both health therapies, nutrition and chiropractic our results with wellness and people not having illnesses has dramatically improved. Call us for more information now. 434-481-2012.